July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Columns

Everyday Extension

Making fruit leathers

Fruit leathers are nutritious, high-energy snacks for children and adults. Fruit leathers are portable, making them convenient additions to school lunch boxes or backpacks when camping or hiking. More...

Back In Time

10 YEARS Rick Craig is the new United Methodist Church pastor. The Thrift Store and Food Pantry are in a new location in the former Nodak Ranch & Home building. Braddock Post Office operations are suspended as of July 8. 25 YEARS More...

News & Reviews

Mini Wind Power

Frank Vetter”s farmhouse had an electric light bulb hanging from the ceiling over the big kitchen eating table. It shined far brighter than a regular kerosene lamp.This was in the 1930s. More...

Looking Back

Herding Swedes

“Give me a barnyard of Swedes and I’ll drive them like sheep.” Who in the world would utter such a tactless, audacious statement? More...

From the Heartland

As this column was written Sunday evening, there was a prediction for “strong storms” on Monday, so I’m hoping we received some moisture and no hail or other damage. More...

Fact or fiction?

Fiction: The tree is too big and casts too much shade, and needs to be reduced by topping. More...

Off the Bookshelf

Accused

New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline has again put together a riveting thriller in her newest novel, “Accused.” As with most of Scottoline’s mysteries, the reader always seems to know exactly where the story seems to be More...

Eleanor’s Culinary Clips

The Art of Cooking

This week Jayden Aberle, who is the new 2014 Emmons County Miss Farmer/Rancher, will share her family’s favorite recipes with us. Jayden graduated from Linton High School in May. More...

Food for Thought

Feast or famine, that’s what it feels like with fresh fruits and vegetables in our area. Some people would even say we live in a “food desert.” A food desert is a geographic area where there is little access to fresh, whole foods. More...